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Parent and Student Information

  • The latest eNews (Nov. 8) may be found here.
  • The previous eNews are collected below.
  • Dorms close Saturday, November 23rd at noon.
  • Dorms reopen on Monday, December 2nd at 4:00 PM. Students who arrive prior to 4 PM on Monday may wait in the student lounge, MacNeil Lounge, or Stone Athletic Center.
  • The LA Parents' Association Holiday Party is coming up on December 5. RSVP to Rachel Kelly.

Fall 2019 Exam Week (attendance, meal times and more)


  • Breakfast > 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM (Monday-Thursday)
  • Lunch > 10:45 AM – 12:30 PM (Monday-Thursday)
  • Dinner > 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM (Monday – Thursday)
  • Friday, November 22nd
    • Continental brunch > 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (dining hall)
    • Brunch > 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (dining hall)
    • Dinner > 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM (dining hall)
    • Saturday, November 23rd > Continental brunch 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (MacNeil Lounge)


  • Dorms close at 12:00 PM on Saturday, November 23rd and reopen at 4:00 PM on Monday, December 2nd. Students may NOT enter dorms during vacation.

Weekend Activities & Community Service (12/6-12/8)

Activities & Community Service

(*Activities require an online sign-up)

Click Here for Community Life Sign-ups 


Friday 12/6/19


 Saturday 12/7/19


Sunday 12/8/19

Attendance, Travel & Sign-Out Information

Expectations: Attendance, Travel & Sign-Outs

A word (or two) regarding Sign-Outs, Absences, and Buses:

  • All weekday absences or sign-outs (late arrival, early dismissal, doctor's appointment, out sick, special trip home, etc.) should be called in by the parent to the attendance line (978-448-1518), e-mailed by the parent to the attendance line ( or submitted IN PERSON by the student to the Office of Student Life.
  • All weekend sign-outs for boarders should be submitted electronically by the student. This information is automatically forwarded to parents. Look for the address or in your inbox.
  • For after-hours emergencies or to speak with a live person during non-school hours, please call the faculty member on duty (OD) at 978-758-7896.
  • Students may not use Uber (or similar services). Lawrence Academy has a list of approved drivers and services that have passed all of the necessary background checks. Please contact Andrew Healy, dean of students, for more information.
  • Students may not sign-out to a hotel unless a parent or guardian is present.

LA Cares: Service At LA

LA Cares: Service At LA

Visit the Community Life Sign-up page for all CS options and weekend activities. Also visit the Community Life Calendar.

Spartan Community Collections: 

Collection bins are located in the Student Lounge, Dining Hall Lobby, Conant Gallery, and Athletic Center Lobby.

Full School Year: Non-perishable food through the Groton Food Project will be donated to Loaves & Fishes, a local food pantry every two months while school is in session (October, December, February & April)

Fall Term: New toys for For the Love of Erika (10/30-12/6)  Click to view a video from founder and LA alumn Taylor Goodman-Leong '17.

Winter Term: New pajamas for Cradles and Crayons (In February to coincide with the Boston Bruin's PJ Collection)

Spring Term: New stuffed animals for Sleep in Heavenly Peace (so each child gets one with their new bed) [April; collection not confirmed]

The community service graduation requirement of 6 hours a year must be done during the academic year, early September 2019  through early June 2020 for freshman, sophomores and Juniors.  Seniors (Class of 2020) must have their community service – senior year and all previous incomplete years – done by February 28, 2020, the last day of winter term classes.  We always encourage students to volunteer over the summer for programs they are interested in learning more about, however summer hours may not be used towards the small requirement we have.

Click here to read about how to verify service hours. Many projects are offered through Lawrence Academy on the weekend and are posted in the weekend activities here on The Page or on the community service webpage.  (Summer service, is wonderful and encouraged, but not accepted as part of our requirement.)
Community Service Opportunities: Play baseball with kids with disabilities, help build a house for a deserving family, organize donations for children and teens in need, visit with senior citizens and adults and children with disabilities, serve a meal at a soup kitchen, and more. Check out the full list of CS options through our online community life sign-ups.  All CS projects have possible service hours to be earned in parenthesis after the title.  (The start and end times include travel time, if the project is away from campus. Travel time is not counted towards required service hours.)

Upcoming "on-your-own" service options in the local Area:

For anyone who lives locally below are some options for you to get some community service hours done for the 19-20 school year. With these options, you are responsible for your own transportation.

Habitat for Humanity – all day Saturday builds – in Ashburnham.

Must be 16+ and you need to register to volunteer directly through HFH – there is no LA sign-up.
It will probably fulfill the full 6 hours for the 19-20 school year!


Community Life Meetings & News

Upcoming Community Life Events & Meetings

Student Government, Committee and Club Upcoming Meetings

A Wednesday 11/20/19 11:30-12:15 OCW Planning Team Poulin Office (312SH)

 Student Government Committees

Anyone may join a committee – students do not need to be elected to SG to be a member of a committee. Faculty are welcome to join the committees as well. Click here to join a committee.

  • Community Life Committee – this the group works on activities, the calendar of events and plans specific weekend events together. Club leaders, proctors, and anyone else who wants to get involved with the activities we offer beyond the academic day may serve on this committee.
  • Food Committee – meet with DH staff to discuss suggestions and ideas for our meals; assist with planning and implementing themed meals
  • Special Events Committee – plans homecoming, formal events, and end of year activities like a field day and the underclassman night.
  • AAA (Academics, Arts, and Athletics) a space to discuss the intersection of these areas and how to strengthen that intersection or to discuss issues which affect these areas.

Parents' Association Information/Meetings/Dates

Parents' Association: Information/Meetings/Dates

  • PA Holiday Party Thursday, December 5th at 6:30 PM in MacNeil lounge (Gray Building).
    Invitations to come soon...
  • February 3 - Parent Association meeting, MCC at 6:30 PM
  • February 6 - Faculty and Staff Appreciation lunch, MacNeil Lounge
  • April 21 - Parent Association meeting, MCC at 6:30 PM
  • May 2 - Parent Association Spring Social, McDonald Library Terrace, TBD
  • June 2 - Parent Volunteer party, TBD

Information & Resources

Day Student Bus Schedule

Bus Information

    • (1) Lexington, Harrington School, 328 Lowell Street 6:50 AM
    • (2) Alcott House Lexington Rd (AM) Concord, PM drop off at Rte. 2 at Crosby's Corner Mobil Station 7:10 AM
    • (3) Concord, Rte. 2 at Paparazzi Restaurant 7:20 AM
    • (4) Acton, Rte. 2A/119 at the Makaha Restaurant (AM) 7:25 AM
    • Note: PM drop-off is across the street at Donelan's
    • (1) Downtown Andover (Chestnut Street parking lot located behind CVS) 7:00 AM
    • (2) Route 133 intersection @ the Boston Sports Club 7:10 AM
    • Friday, September 6th (Class dinners) 7:00 PM departure
    • Oct. 25th (Parents Weekend) 5:00 PM departure
    • Nov. 11th (Winterim Night) 7:00 PM departure
    • Nov. 21st  (Last day of Fall exams) 2:00 PM departure
    • Dec. 10th (Holiday Concert) 7:45 PM departure
    • March 5th (Last day of Winter exams) 2:00 PM departure
    • March 9th – March 19th (Winterim) 4:30 PM departure
    • March 20th (Winterim Wrap-Up night) 6:30 PM departure
    • May 26th (Prom) 2:00 PM departure
    • May 28th (Sr. Parent Dinner) 5:00 PM departure
    • May 29th (Graduation) 2:00 PM departure
    • June 4th (Last day of Spring exams) 2:00 PM departure
  • Both bus lines arrive on campus at approximately 7:45 AM. The academic day starts at 8:00 AM.
  • Return departure from Lawrence Academy in the fall and spring is 6:30 PM (during the winter, the return is at 7:00 PM). The bus leaves from behind the dining hall.
  • Students who are not able to catch the evening bus due to an away game, late practice or other school commitment must arrange for their transportation that evening; bus service is not adjusted to accommodate late practices or games.
  • During the winter months, a one hour snow delay bumps the listed departure back by one hour, a two hour delay bumps the listed departure back by two hours, etc.
  • When school is cancelled (weather, head's holiday or long weekend) bus service to campus is also cancelled.

DRAFT Weekend Activities & Community Service (12/13-12/15)

Coming soon . . .

This is a draft of the next weekend and often several changes are made before it is finalized.

Friday, 12/13/19


Saturday, 12/14/19


Sunday, 12/15/19


Weekly Parent eNews 2018 - 2019

Yearbook Information

Yearbook Information

Senior Parents: The form for parent pages may be found here and you may order a 2020 Lawrencian yearbook here. Senior photos from a source other than LA's photoshoot are due October 31st. Portraits should be 300 dpi, size 1.5 x 2. Members of the Class of 2020 receive a free half-page in the yearbook, for which seniors usually design a collage, due in December. Questions? Email Ms. McGowan.

Special On-campus Preschool Community Service Option

Are you interested in working with young kids? Do you want experience working with 2 year olds through Kindergarten age? Would you like to earn some community service hours right here on campus? If yes to any of these questions read on for an exciting service option you can take advantage of during a free block.

Groton Community School, located in LA South (right on campus behind Elm Tree dorm), would love to welcome LA Students to work directly with their students and teachers in their classrooms.

This is the minimum commitment:

  • 6 visits of 1 hour each
  • 6 weeks (1 visit per week)
  • Take a 1-hour online emergency response training before you begin volunteering (this is included with the total CS Hours)
  • Ask your advisor to write a brief letter a recommendation for you to be a volunteer

You can certainly volunteer more than once a week and for a period of longer than 6 weeks, but what is stated above is the minimum program we have worked out with the school.

This opportunity is available beginning the very first week we return from Thanksgiving break through the end of the school year. If you want to get started then you need to CLICK HERE to express your interest. I will connect those interested directly with the school so you can work out a schedule and receive the information you need to do the online emergency class.

If you have any questions see Mrs. Poulin or reach out to her via email.

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